5 inmates charged in prisoner stabbing at Utah State Prison

Devin Brock Smith is among the Utah State Prison inmates charged with the attack of a fellow prisoner in the Oquirrh facility (pictured) in May. Photos: Weber County; Corrections.Utah.gov

DRAPER, Utah, June 30, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Five Utah State Prison inmates, one of them recently convicted of murder, have been charged with the stabbing of another prisoner.

The inmate was stabbed and kicked multiple times during the incident, which happened on March 31 at the prison’s Oquirrh 1 housing unit.

The victim, whose name has not been publicly released, was transported to the hospital with multiple wounds to his back, hips, neck and left hand.

He recovered, but lost the use of one finger. He reportedly has been assigned to different housing.

According to a probable cause statement, the five inmates now charged in the case were caught on camera rushing toward another inmate, and repeatedly struck him in the head and body, and kicked him.

“After the assault, the video shows (Devin Brock) Smith pushing an object under a locked door,” the probable cause statement says, adding that three shanks were found on the floor on the other side of that locked door.

The inmates charged in the case all have ties to the Ogden area. They are:

Devin Brock Smith. Photo: Weber County

Devin Brock Smith (alias “Ghost”), 20, a documented member of the Ogden Trece gang, according to a probable cause statement.

Smith was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on March 6 of this year. He was convicted of the 2016 murder of Miguel Angel Rios, 29, of Ogden, who investigators said was a member of a rival gang. Smith was 18 at the time of the killing.

Smith is charged with:

  • Aggravated assault by a prisoner, a first-degree felony
  • Possession of items prohibited in a correctional/mental health facility, a second-degree felony
  • Three counts of obstructing justice, a second-degree felony

Devin J. Johnson, 23, a documented member of the Ogden Trece gang, according to a probable cause statement. Johnson is serving time for drug convictions and an escape from custody.

Johnson is now charged with:

  • Aggravated assault by a prisoner, a first-degree felony
  • Possession of items prohibited in a correctional/mental health facility, a second- degree felony
  • Obstructing justice, a second-degree felony

Pedro Carrasco, 29, a documented member of the Latin Kings gang, a probable cause statement says. He has been found guilty of burglary, and faces ongoing charges related to aggravated assault and weapons.

Carrasco’s newest charge is:

  • Aggravated assault by a prisoner, a first-degree felony
Leonires Sigfredo Martinez. File photo (2010): Salt Lake County

Leonires Martinez, 40, of Ogden, is a documented member of the Ogden Trece gang, according to a probable cause statement.

He is serving time for aggravated assault and for retaliation against a witness.

Martinez is now charged with:

  • Aggravated assault by a prisoner, a first-degree felony
Julian Padilla. File photo (2008): Salt Lake County

Julian Padilla, 30, a documented member of the Ogden Trece gang, according to a probable cause statement.

He has been found guilty of drug and traffic offenses in Ogden.

Padilla’s new charge is:

  • Aggravated assault by a prisoner, a first-degree felony

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